Trends In The City

The Enquirer Politics blog reports on Cincinnati Public Schools' annual financial audit from the state, released a couple weeks ago (PDF). I'll repeat their point that CPS has been fairly responsible financially, but the audit also contains some interesting data from the last 10 years about CPS and the city as a whole, which may reflect regional and national trends. Here are some I found interesting.

Population of city (S.30):
1997: 364,040
2006: 331,285

Per-capita income in city (S.30):
1997: $29,395
2006: $40,828

Unemployment rate in county (S.30):
1997: 3.6%
2006: 5.0%

Types of business of top 10 employers in city (S.33):
1998:
Government (3)
Consumer Goods (2)
Education (2)
Communication (1)
Public Utility (1)
Jet Engines (1)

2007:
Health Care (4)
Consumer Goods (2)
Education (2)
Financial (1)
Government (1)

CPS Enrollment in K-8 (S.30):
1997: 37,611
2006: 23,140

CPS Enrollment in 9-12 (S.30):
1997: 10,444
2006: 11,089

CPS Number of classroom teachers (S.34):
1998: 3,326.52
2007: 2,480.04

CPS Number of social workers (S.34):
1998: 28.50
2007: 40.68

CPS Number of psychologists (S.34):
1998: 53.38
2007: 72.85

CPS Number of librarians (S.34):
1998: 76.43
2007: 28.90

CPS Cost per pupil (S.48)*:
2002: $9,983
2007: $12,025

CPS (State) Pupil-to-teacher ratio (S.36):
2000: 13.9 (18.1)
2007: 14.3 (19.6)

CPS Students with disabilities (S.39):
2007: 20.5%

CPS Students with ESL (S.39):
2007: 3.2%

CPS Students on free and reduced lunch (S.39):
2007: 86.49%

CPS Average teacher salary (S.40):
1998: $46,695
2007: $62,760

CPS Attendance rate (S.48):
2002: 91.1%
2007: 94.7%

CPS Graduation rate (S.48):
2002: 60.2%
2007: 77.2%

* Updated: there were three figures for Cost-Per-Pupil - I was unsure of why they were different - so I just picked one.

2 comments:

Chris S said...

That increase in teacher salary is relatively staggering... Seems to me to indicate that our teachers are graying (starting teacher salary is something close to half of the average salary)

gerard said...

Yeah, I believe CPS salaries are among the highest in the state. But it may be worth it, if they are dealing with a population 80+% on free and reduced lunch.